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Old 04-30-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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Just got a chest freezer to put my kegs In. Want to start puting bottles beer in as well to age. What is the best temp to age beer?

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:17 AM   #2
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70 degrees.

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:36 AM   #3
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I have to disagree with 70 degrees. I think most will tell you between 50 - 60 degrees. I keep my beer fridge at 55

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:40 AM   #4
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Just got a chest freezer to put my kegs In. Want to start puting bottles beer in as well to age. What is the best temp to age beer?
It is generally accepted to age beer in the 45-60 degree range. Big, heavy beers like to be in the 55-60 degree range while light lagers and wheat beers like to be in the 45-50 degree range.

The higher the alcohol the higher the temp.

Personally I don't age anything under 8%abv unless it is a sour. I don't even age in a chest freezer. I have a closet in the middle of my house that works out very well.

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:45 AM   #5
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ok, i thought that by "age" he meant condition/carbing. if my beer has already been conditioned and carbonated i keep it at room temp (60-70 depending on the season here in oakland) they gradually make it into the fridge over time as i drink them. i have a pretty big pipeline so it would be impossible to keep it all in cold storage without a walk in refrigerator. i condition the beer at 70 degrees.

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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So I'm prig much fine with just keepin my beer in a closet for now

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:16 PM   #7
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Professionals cellar age their beers at 55F, but typically only higher ABV beers. If you just want to condition a normal gravity batch, 2-4 extra weeks past carbonation between 60-70F is fine.

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